Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Spring 2018 Data Tables

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Q18c. To the best of your knowledge, please indicate if emergency food (food pantries, soup kitchens, etc.) is needed by residents in your community to help make ends meet and — if so — whether those needs are being met.

 
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
To the best of your knowledge, please indicate if emergency food (food pantries, soup kitchens, etc.) is needed by residents in your community to help make ends meet and — if so — whether those needs are being met. Not needed in our community at all 3% 13% 10% 13% 12%
There are needs, but all or most are being met 52% 50% 60% 45% 51%
Some unmet needs 32% 18% 22% 22% 20%
Significant unmet needs 7% 7% 3% 10% 7%
Don't know 5% 12% 6% 9% 10%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

 
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
To the best of your knowledge, please indicate if emergency food (food pantries, soup kitchens, etc.) is needed by residents in your community to help make ends meet and — if so — whether those needs are being met. Not needed in our community at all 15% 10% 17% 8% 2% 12%
There are needs, but all or most are being met 45% 53% 55% 61% 59% 51%
Some unmet needs 18% 20% 19% 22% 29% 20%
Significant unmet needs 9% 6% 3% 4% 4% 7%
Don't know 12% 10% 6% 6% 6% 10%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

 
% within Region of Michigan
  Region of Michigan Total
Upper Peninsula Northern Lower Peninsula West Central Lower Peninsula East Central Lower Peninsula Southwest Lower Peninsula Southeast Lower Peninsula
To the best of your knowledge, please indicate if emergency food (food pantries, soup kitchens, etc.) is needed by residents in your community to help make ends meet and — if so — whether those needs are being met. Not needed in our community at all 14% 8% 8% 13% 14% 16% 12%
There are needs, but all or most are being met 43% 50% 56% 48% 49% 57% 51%
Some unmet needs 25% 24% 17% 18% 22% 17% 20%
Significant unmet needs 12% 8% 6% 8% 5% 4% 7%
Don't know 7% 9% 13% 14% 11% 6% 10%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.